News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan



SOLDIER (Section I)

III.I.01—Objective Individual Combat Weapon (OICW) ATD. Demonstrate technologies for a revolutionary new small arms weapon system with dual lethality modes (5.56mm Kinetic Energy and 20mm Air Bursting Munition) yielding dramatically improved hit probability and terminal effects. Specific goals include demonstration of brassboard exhibiting hit probability greater than 0.5 out to 500 meters and 0.3 to 0.5 out to 1,000 meters in 1996. Effectiveness against personnel and light armor targets, given a hit, will be greater than those of the M433 High explosive Dual Purpose cartridge fire from the M203 Grenade Launcher and the M855 cartridge fire from the M16A2 rifle. By FY98, hardware build for six complete weapon systems and associated ammunition. By FY99, demonstrate a 0.5 probability of incapacitation to 300 meters (point target) and a 0.2 probability of incapacitation to 300 meters (defilade target).

Supports: Joint Service Small Arms Master Plan (JSSAMP), Land Warrior, MOUT ACTD. Replacement for selected M16A2, MWS, M4 and M203. Transitions to PM Small Arms in FY00.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Matthew Zimmerman
ARDEC
(201) 724–7993
DSN: 880–7993
John Appel
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.I.03—Rapid Deployment Food Service for Force Projection.  By the end of FY96, demonstrate equipment components of a modular field food service system based on advances in diesel combustion and heat transfer technologies. By the end of FY98, demonstrate integral power generation, advanced insulative materials, and non/low powered regenerative refrigeration. By the end of FY99, fully integrate these technologies for the demonstration of a highly mobile, rapidly deployable, field feeding system that is more reliable (50% increase in MTBF), more efficient (50% decrease in fuel), that can be operational in minutes instead of hours, and that expands the range of tactical situations (by 40 percent) in which hot meals can be prepared and delivered.

Supports: Joint Service Food Program; Advanced Development–RJS2/63747/D610–FoodAdv. Dev.; Engineering Development–RJS2/64713/D548–Military Subsistence Systems; Army Field Feeding Equipment 2000 (MNS), Quartermaster School and Medical Department.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Don Pickard
NRDEC
(508) 233–5036
DSN: 256–5036
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
LTC William Loven
Quartermaster School
(804) 734–0555
DSN: 687–0555

 

III.I.04—Force XXI Land Warrior (FXXILW).  By FY99, perform an Early User Test (EUT) to validate the improvements of advanced component technologies for the Land Warrior (LW) system with a squad’s worth of upgraded LW systems. The FXXILW will demonstrate the improved individual and small unit operational effectiveness afforded by the modular integration of advanced components onto the Land Warrior platform. Technologies will be developed and demonstrated to include the development of a technology transition plan for each of the following: lighter weight helmet materials and designs (0.5 pound weight reduction), modeling and simulation, enhanced weapon and sensor interfaces (100% improvement in reliability), Integrated Sight (4 pound weight savings and 25% cost reduction compared to existing LW components), enhanced navigation, packet relay protocols for soldier radios, system voice control, combat ID functions, low power helmet mounted display upgrades (1 watt power savings), and head orientation sensor (decrease target acquisition time by 50%). In addition to these technologies, other technologies from the MOUT ACTD or Small Unit Operations programs, as coordinated with those programs, will be integrated onto the LW platform to support FY99 demonstrations. By FY00 a revolutionary technology path leading to a future warrior system architecture keyed toward four key systems drivers: weight reduction, power minimization, life cycle cost reduction, and system fightability.

Supports: Land Warrior, PM–Soldier, U.S. Marine Corps, DARPA and SOCOM, Engineering Development: RJS1/64713/D667–Enhanced Land Warrior, DBS and BC Battle Labs.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Patrick Snow
NRDEC
(508) 233–5436
DSN: 256–5436
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Michael Tryon
TSM–Soldier
(706) 545–1020
DSN: 835–1020

 

III.I.06—Batteries for the Individual Soldier.  Reduce the physical burden on the soldier and reduce O&S costs by using lighter weight primary (30 percent more energy, 1996) and rechargeable (50 Percent more energy, 1998) batteries. The deliverable will be achieved through a combination of new primary–battery chemistries (sulfuryl chloride or zinc–air), improved rechargeable–battery chemistries (nickel metal hydride or lithium–ion). The primary "pouch" batteries delivered in 1996 will be used in the FY96 21CLW Soldier System demo, and will be the pilot model of batteries required for the FY98 field demo.

Supports: CECOM, PEO–COMM, SORDAC, PM–SINCGARS, PM–SOLDIER, and NRDEC. 21st Century Land Warrior, Intelligent Minefield, and Remote Entry ATDs, Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, CSS Battle Lab.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Robert Hamlen
CERDEC
(908) 427–2084
DSN: 987–2084
Rob Saunders
SARD–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.I.08—Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) ACTD.  By the end of FY00, demonstrate a full spectrum, robust MOUT operational capability for small units that seamlessly integrates and aggregates the technologies of participating ATDs, TDs and other technology developments in the areas of MOUT C4I, Survivability, Engagement, and Modeling & Simulation (M&S). Robust communications for MOUT will be pursued through contract options with DARPA’s Small Unit Operations Program. Joint field exercises will be conducted with participation by dismounted soldiers, Special Operations Forces, and the Marine Corps. Demonstrations will include tactically realistic scenarios that will test individual and small unit performance in stressful MOUT environments to assess the operational interoperability of the MOUT system–of–systems. M&S will be used to facilitate mission planning and rehearsal, and augment quantification of performance enhancements. Minimum goals include: 50% increase in situational awareness at all levels and 20% increase in force survivability. Through FY01 and FY02, provide follow–on technical support to MOUT ACTD residuals. This STO is an integrated component of the MOUT ACTD.

Supports: Upgrades to Land Warrior; DBS Battle Lab, Infantry School and Battle Command (Leavenworth) Battle Lab.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Carol Fitzgerald
SSCOM/NRDEC
(703) 704–1427
DSN: 654–1427
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

 

III.I.09p—Future Warrior Technologies.  By the end of FY05, demonstrate the integration of and supportability of technology insertions into the Land Warrior, Air Warrior, and Mounted Warrior systems. The technology insertions will further enhance the various platforms in the areas of improved miniaturization, improved power management, improved C4I integration, low observables, improved mobility and improved vision systems. Another focus of this demonstration will be the applicability of current technologies to various systems in order to reduce unit costs and increase producibility. The target goal of 20% reduction in unit production cost, while providing the increased capabilities, will be assessed during this demonstration. The concept of cost as an independent variable will be used to meet this objective. By the end of FY03, the highest payoff technologies will be validated through modeling and simulation and virtual prototyping. Early designs for the various warrior systems will be produced using virtual prototyping techniques. All systems will be designed for maximum commonality to reduce the overall logistics burden and unit costs. The program will exploit emerging commercial technology trends to ensure the final products, the upgraded warrior systems, are technologically superior to that of any potential adversary.

Supports: Upgrades to Land Warrior.

STO Manager

TSO

TRADOC POC

Patrick Snow
NRDEC
(508) 233–5436
DSN: 256–5436
Bill Brower
SARDA–TT
(703) 697–8432
DSN: 227–8432
Chris Kearns
DBL
(706) 545–6391
DSN: 835–6391

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